Preschoolers Early Risers


Our two older children, ages 4 and nearly 3, share a bedroom. In the mornings they like to get up very early (5am) and play together. My husband and I usually get up multiple times to tell them to stay in bed quietly until it’s time to get up. We have a special clock that turns green at 6:45 to tell them it’s ok to get up. This is our biggest battle with them right now. We don’t really know what to do anymore as it’s an every morning battle to get them to stay in bed. They go to bed at 7pm and go right to sleep without issue and do not get up during the night. When they get up early they stay in their room except for one bathroom trip. Should we keep trying to enforce the rule of them staying in bed? Should we tell them they can play as long as they’re quiet and don’t break safety rules (like not getting in the closet and the younger one not getting on the older one’s loft bed)? Thank you for your help!

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